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EHS Manager

Job Category:  Environment, Health and Safety
Work Location:  Corbion Site
Office Location: 

Gorinchem, NL

Job Type:  Full Time
Job ID:  2698

Corbion develops sustainable solutions to improve the quality of life for people today and for future generations.


Do you have a passion for manufacturing safety and the environment?  Corbion is now looking for an Environmental, Health and Safety Manager based at our Gorinchem facility. In this role, you will report to the Site Director and have 3-5 direct reports.


Our ideal candidate will have experience creating and maintaining a zero incident culture for Safety and Environment, preferably in an industrial setting.  At Corbion, you will work with a close group of colleagues who share your passion for safety, health, and the environment.




  • Accountable for lowering (to zero) the amount of safety & environmental incidents on the site in Gorinchem and the Head office in Amsterdam.
  • Ensure all permits and certifications are up to standard.
  • Develop and implement the strategy to increase the safety and  environmental awareness and culture.
  • Manage the EHS team and lead EHS focus groups and the outsourced security team.
  • Ensure environmental compliance, process safety according to guidelines and policies.
  • Represent the company and maintain good relations with the governmental parties including Gorinchem town hall, Environmental Agency, Water Agency and the Fire Department.
  • Manage the emergency organization to comply to Seveso guidelines (BRZO).
  • Act as first point of contact for incidents and calamities at the site: facilitator of the crisis management team.
  • Oversee waste management.




  • Education: University degree in technology and/or environmental science combined with higher education in  environmental, health and safety sciences (HVK).
  • Experience: minimum of 10 years of experience in EHS management.
  • Knowledge of EHS management systems and Dutch environmental laws: OSHAS, BBS, BRZO, NRB, PGS, ISO14001.
  • Proven success using risk evaluation techniques including, but not limited to HAZOP, HAZID, and TRA.
  • Mastery of root cause analysis techniques: RCA, KP, Fishbones, preferably in an industrial  environment.
  • Languages: Dutch, native, English, fluent.

About Corbion 

Corbion is the global market leader in lactic acid and its derivatives, and a leading supplier of emulsifiers, functional enzyme blends, minerals, vitamins, and algae ingredients. We use our unique expertise in fermentation and other processes to deliver sustainable solutions for the preservation of food and food production, health, and our planet. For over 100 years, we have been uncompromising in our commitment to safety, quality, innovation and performance. Drawing on our deep application and product knowledge, we work side-by-side with customers to make our cutting-edge technologies work for them. Our solutions help differentiate products in markets such as food, home & personal care, animal nutrition, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and bioplastics. In 2020, Corbion generated annual sales of € 986.5 million and has a workforce of over 2250 employees. Corbion is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. For more information:


Corbion does not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters or third party recruiting agencies in response to job postings. No fee will be paid to third parties who submit unsolicited candidates directly to our hiring managers. All candidates must be submitted by approved Corbion vendors who have been expressly requested to make a submission by our Talent Acquisition team for a specific job opening. No placement fees will be paid to any firm unless such a request has been made by the Corbion Talent Acquisition team and such candidate was submitted to the Corbion Talent Acquisition Team.


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